Yekang Ko, College of Design

Portrait of Yekang Ko, College of Design

Yekang Ko

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
Senior Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Faculty bio | Landscape for Humanity (L4H) Lab

Yekang Ko directs the Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a global network of 60 leading research universities across the Pacific Rim. Her research focuses on place-based renewable energy landscapes, green infrastructure planning, and climate actions for resilience and justice. She teaches design for climate action and landscape planning and analysis. Her work is highly interdisciplinary, based on community service-learning and outreach, collaborating with governments, non-profits, professionals, and educators locally and internationally. She is also the co-founder of the Landscape for Humanity (L4H) Lab, which supports social and environmental justice through design research and education.

Recent Media:
A Rising Tide: Women in Water Power (US Department of Energy, March 28, 2023)
Profile: Yekang Ko (Around the O, July 18, 2018)